Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Funspot showcased in buzz-generating doc

I was tipped off by the folks at Funspot in Weirs Beach today that the entertainment supercenter is prominently featured in Seth Gordon's documentary, The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters - which is already being shown in film festivals nationwide and will hit theaters in limited release on August 17 (Picturehouse).

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters follows a middle school science teacher as he battles a hot sauce mogul for the Guinness World Record on the arcade classic Donkey Kong.

Word on the street is that New Line Cinema has greenlit a Hollywood reworking of the story - and you can bet that this friendly neighborhood film office and Funspot will be courting New Line to make a return trip to Weirs Beach, for sure.

More information on the documentary, including a trailer, can be found at the film's official website: www.billyvssteve.com.